Category Archives: Core77 Columns

New Core77 Column on Designing the Crucible Scraper

My January column at Core77 is available to read for free and covers the design process we went through to develop the Crucible curved card scraper. It’s a simple tool, but it’s remarkable how much work goes into something before … Continue reading

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New Column at Core77: Embrace Your Staleness

Core77 has just published my latest column, which details how I generate ideas for books, furniture, tools and such. It’s free to read, as always. Generating buckets of ideas (both good and bad) is an important part of my business. … Continue reading

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New Core77 Column: The Sidewalk is Your Design Homework

Those of you who have read my peckings for a while know my deep interest in architecture. And if you’ve read any of George Walker and Jim Tolpin’s books on design, you know that (most) furniture design springs from architecture. … Continue reading

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New Core77 Column: Chair Comfort

I think that some of the modern rules for making a comfortable chair are inflexible, misinterpret the human body and ignore the needs of people on the shorter half of the bell curve. I wrote up my thoughts for my … Continue reading

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New Core77 Column: How I Design Stuff

I don’t have a lick of formal training in furniture or industrial design (my only design schooling was in graphic design). And yet, after reading the book “The Old Way of Seeing” by Jonathan Hale in the 1990s, I decided … Continue reading

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New at Core77: Anarchism & Design

Long-time readers of this blog probably saw this one coming. My June column at Core77 is about how I mix my anarchism with my design work. It’s a summation of how I work, with examples from projects you might be … Continue reading

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New at Core77: Don’t be a Design Thief

My latest column at Core77 discusses how to navigate the thorny world of borrowing design elements from others and how to attribute those influences. The column, “Be Honest About Your Inspiration – or Else,” can be read for free via … Continue reading

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